• Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Ill or Injured Dog and Cat provides a comprehensive guide to anesthesia and pain management protocols, specifically tailored to ill or critically injured dogs and cats.

    • Provides fast access to anesthesia and pain management protocols specifically tailored to ill or critically injured dogs and cats
    • Takes a case-based structure to make it easy to find and apply relevant information
    • Presents step-by-step clinical procedures and techniques
    • Supplies concise, relevant background information for all drugs recommended in the protocols, highlighting recommendations and cautions for specific patient conditions
    • Includes detailed information for geriatric, pregnant, nursing, and pediatric patients and those with cardiac, liver or kidney pathology
  • List of Contributors viii

    Preface ix Acknowledgements x

    1 General Considerations for Pain Management upon Initial Presentation and during Hospital Stay
    Karol Mathews

    2 Physiology and Pathophysiology of Pain 8
    Tamara Grubb

    3 Physiologic and Pharmacologic Applications to Manage Neuropathic Pain 17
    Karol Mathews

    4 Physiology and Pharmacology: Clinical Application to Abdominal and Pelvic Visceral Pain 51
    Karol Mathews

    5 Physiology and Management of Cancer Pain 64
    Karol Mathews and Michelle Oblak

    6 Movement‐Evoked and Breakthrough Pain 68
    Karol Mathews

    7 Pain: Understanding It 70
    Karol Mathews

    8 Recognition, Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Dogs and Cat 81
    Karol Mathews

    9 Pharmacologic and Clinical Application of Sedatives 112
    Melissa Sinclair

    10 Pharmacologic and Clinical Application of Opioid Analgesics 119
    Melissa Sinclair

    11 Pharmacologic and Clinical Application of Non‐Steroidal Anti‐Inflammatory Analgesics 134
    Karol Mathews

    12 Pharmacologic and Clinical Principles of Adjunct Analgesia 144
    Karol Mathews and Tamara Grubb

    13 Pharmacologic and Clinical Application of General Anesthetics 165
    Melissa Sinclair

    14 Local Anesthetic Techniques 171
    Alexander Valverde

    15 Integrative Techniques for Pain Management 204
    Cornelia Mosley and Shauna Cantwell

    16 The Veterinary Technician/Nurse’s Role in Pain Management 217
    Andrea Steele

    17 Optimal Nursing Care for the Management of Pain 219
    Andrea Steele

    18 Preparation and Delivery of Analgesics 230
    Andrea Steele

    19 Cardiovascular Disease as a Co‐Morbidity for Anesthesia and Analgesia of Non‐Related Emergencies 244
    Tamara Grubb

    20 Kidney Disease as a Co‐Morbidity for Anesthesia and Analgesia of Non‐Related Emergencies 255
    Melissa Sinclair

    21 Liver Disease as a Co‐Morbidity for Anesthesia and Analgesia of Non‐Related Emergencies 263
    Melissa Sinclair

    22 Managing the Aggressive Patient 270
    Andrea Steele and Tamara Grubb

    23 Analgesia and Anesthesia for Pregnant Cats and Dogs 279
    Karol Mathews and Melissa Sinclair

    24 Analgesia and Anesthesia for Nursing Cats and Dogs 294
    Karol Mathews, Tamara Grubb, Melissa Sinclair and Andrea Steele

    25 Physiologic and Pharmacologic Application of Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Pediatric Patient 308
    Karol Mathews, Tamara Grubb and Andrea Steele

    26 Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Geriatric Patient 328
    Karol Mathews, Melissa Sinclair, Andrea Steele and Tamara Grubb

    27 Analgesia and Anesthesia for Head and Neck Injuries or Illness 336
    Karol Mathews, Melissa Sinclair, Andrea Steele and Tamara Grubb

    28 Torso, Thorax and Thoracic Cavity: Illness and Injury 356
    Karol Mathews, Tamara Grubb and Andrea Steele

    29 Torso and Abdomen: Illness and Injuries 375
    Karol Mathews, Tamara Grubb and Andrea Steele

    30 Pelvic Cavity/Abdomen, Perineum and Torso: Illness and Injuries Urogenital System and Perineum 391
    Karol Mathews, Tamara Grubb and Andrea Steele

    31 Musculoskeletal Injuries and Illness 409
    Karol Mathews, Melissa Sinclair, Andrea Steele and Tamara Grubb

    32 Vertebral Column (Vertebrae and Spinal Cord) 423
    Karol Mathews, Tamara Grubb and Andrea Steele

    33 Integument Injuries and Illness 439
    Karol Mathews, Tamara Grubb and Andrea Steele

    34 Environmental Injuries 454
    Karol Mathews, Tamara Grubb and Andrea Steele

    Index 465

  • Karol A. Mathews, DVM, DVSc, DACVECC, is Professor Emerita, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

    Melissa Sinclair, DVM, DVSc, DACVAA, is Associate Professor in Anesthesiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

    Andrea M. Steele, MSc, RVT (VTS ECC), is an ICU Technician at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

    Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, is Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and Analgesia at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, Washington, USA.

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